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FOR: Linear Gold Corp.
TSX SYMBOL: LRR
December 10, 2007
Linear Gold Corp. Announces New Appointments
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Linear Gold Corp.
(TSX:LRR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Howard Bird as
Vice-President of Exploration and Mr. Keith Abriel as Vice-President and Chief
Financial Officer, effective January 2008.
Howard Bird is a senior executive with diverse experience in the public mineral
resource sector, providing leadership and expertise to all aspects of
developing and growing a mining company. Mr. Bird is an internationally
experienced geologist experienced in a range of commodities, including gold,
base metals, platinum, and diamonds. He has directed programs in Canada, the
United States, Africa, South America and Australia for various companies
including Noranda Mining and Exploration Inc. and Corona Corporation. More
recently, he was responsible for the senior executive management and
development of SouthernEra Resources'/Diamonds' global mineral
projects and providing support for corporate and global operations. Howard Bird
holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from McMaster University and has over 18 years of
experience in the mineral sector.
Keith Abriel is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder who brings to
Linear over 12 years experience in financial management and reporting,
corporate finance, treasury, strategic planning and human resources in a broad
range of sectors, including the resource sector. Mr. Abriel joins Linear from
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has also worked with J.D. Irving, Limited and
UBS AG. Mr. Abriel has also been appointed as Vice-President and Chief
Financial Officer of Linear Metals Corporation.
Linear also announces the departures of Brian MacEachen and David Rowe as
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President Exploration,
respectively. Mr. MacEachen has been appointed the President and Chief
Operating Officer of Linear Metals Corporation, a Company spun-out from Linear
Gold in June 2006.
Linear Gold would like to thank Mr. MacEachen and Mr. Rowe for their
contribution to the Company and wish them continued success in the future.
Mr. Wade Dawe, Linear Gold's President and CEO, stated: "I am
delighted that Howard Bird and Keith Abriel have agreed to join the team at
Linear Gold. Howard's previous experience in Brazil and his vast
experience in establishing and leading international exploration programs will
be invaluable in leading the Company's growth strategy on it's
recently acquired Brazilian gold projects as well as the pursuit of new
opportunities. Keith is a welcome addition to Linear's executive team and
will ensure that Linear's financial reporting and management continue to
be well managed."
Linear Gold Corp. is actively exploring for gold and base metal deposits in
Mexico and Brazil, and also through joint ventures with Kinross Gold in Mexico
and Everton Resources in the Dominican Republic.
Wade K. Dawe, Chief Executive Officer
This news release contains "forward-looking statements". Such
forward-looking statements, especially those that address resource quantities,
grades, and contained metals, are generally made on the basis of estimation and
extrapolation from a limited number of drill holes and metallurgical studies.
Where the company expresses or implies an expectation as to future events or
results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and is believed
to have a reasonable basis for the statement. However, forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual
results to differ significantly from future results expressed or implied. These
risks include, but are not limited to, metal price volatility, political and
operational risks in the countries where we operate, and a degree of
uncertainty in connection with evaluating a deposit until the deposit has been
extensively drilled on closely spaced centres.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Linear Gold Corp.
Wade K. Dawe
President & Chief Executive Officer
The TSX Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this release.
INDUSTRY: Manufacturing and Production - Mining and Metals
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